Intellectually Compelling and Emotionally Engaging

Novozymes is an interesting company that puts lots of efforts into building a strong and sustaining innovation culture. I know this from my interactions with the company some years ago and it was also shown, when Frank Hatzack, Head of Innovation Development, gave a talk at a conference in Copenhagen. Continue reading

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What do Sony, Radio Shack and Sears all have in common (besides instant brand recognition)? They’re all losing money, and lots of it. If it can happen to former market leaders like Sony, Radio Shack and Sears, it could happen to you. Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: Subtraction in Email

The only thing worse than having too many emails is getting very long ones. When I open an email and see a long-winded message followed by a chain of other emails that have to be read as well, I dread it. Now there’s a new app that helps manage the problem.. Continue reading

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What is the Source of Value?

Where does value come from? What makes people willing to pay $50 for a t-shirt that’s just like the one that ten other people are wearing in the club? What makes people pay a premium for Apple products with features introduced by other companies months or years before? Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Innovate with Monetisation

The ways to innovate with pricing and monetisation are legion. Fresh approaches can differentiate you and attract new customers. Continue reading

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Insights - the Raw Material for Big Ideas

There is actually a front end to the front end of innovation. Before you start ideating, you need a set of really novel strategic insights. These are like the raw material out of which exciting innovation breakthroughs are built. Continue reading

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Sarah Step and Drape

What was Edison’s “execution” process? His great grand niece, Sarah Miller Caldicott, author and CEO of Power Patterns of Innovation, kicked off the BEI conference from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas by answering that question. It was a WOW.
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